Lupus Foundation of America Partners with HealthWell to Provide Financial Assistance for Lupus Treatment Costs
The HealthWell Foundation®, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, has reopened its Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) fund to help people living with lupus afford their treatments.
Through the fund, HealthWell will provide a limited number of grants of up to $15,000 per grant for medication copayment and insurance premium assistance for a 12-month grant period to eligible people with lupus. HealthWell bases eligibility on an individual’s medical, financial and insurance situation. For example, eligible people with lupus must have health insurance that covers their current medication, and have annual household incomes up to 500 percent of the federal poverty level. More information on eligibility requirements and how to apply for the grant are available on the fund’s website.
In addition, the Lupus Foundation of America has entered into a partnership with the HealthWell Foundation. Through the new partnership, both organizations will cross refer people to valuable support resources, promote special initiatives within the lupus community, and work together to develop strategies and programs to assist more people with lupus in need. By combining their strengths, the Foundations stand ready to provide essential financial and educational resources to those living with lupus.
“We are proud to partner with a nationally recognized organization such as the HealthWell Foundation to bring vital financial resources to people with lupus to help them pay for their medical treatments,” said Stevan W. Gibson, president and CEO, Lupus Foundation of America. “Enhancing the ability of people with lupus to be compliant with their treatment regimen by offering financial resources for copayment and premium assistance is key for them to be able to treat and manage this debilitating, potentially fatal disease. Thank you to the HealthWell Foundation and its financial supporters for recognizing this critical need and in turn helping us expand the many support services we offer individuals living with lupus.”
Since originally opening the SLE Fund in September 2011, HealthWell has awarded over $28 million in financial assistance through more than 11,000 copayment grants to people with lupus.
HealthWell has been recognized as one of the most efficient charities in the country, and states that 100% of every dollar donated goes to people in need.
Learn more about the SLE Fund on HealthWell’s website.